HRDF Targets More Than 5,000 Runners For Half Marathon

Last update: 07/07/2015

KUALA LUMPUR, July 7 (Bernama) -- The Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) is targeting more than 5,000 participants for its inaugural HRDF Half Marathon and Mini Carnival.



HRDF Chief Executive CM Vignaesvaran (rpt: Vignaesvaran) said the event, organised in conjunction with the National Sports Day on Oct 10, aimed to promote a healthier lifestyle among employees and employers.



"For employees, when they are more healthy, they will be more agile and their thinking will be more clearer. A lot of studies say that a healthy body creates a healthy mind so you can stay sharp and can make decisions better.



"For employers, when they (employees) become active it can reduce diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes and stuff like that, which ultimately can reduce insurance and medical expenses.



"For now, more than 2,000 people have registered," he told Bernama after the soft launch of the event at the Wisma HRDF, here, today.



Organised by HRDF with the support of the Ministry of Human Resources, Ministry of Youth and Sports and Putrajaya Corporation, the entrance fee for children above seven years old is RM25, while for adults either RM50 or RM55, depending on category.



A total of 10 categories are open for registration, namely Half Marathon (21KM) for men above 18 years old, women above 18, men between 40-49 (junior veteran), men above 50 (senior veteran), women between 40-49, women above 50, 10KM run for men above 18, women above 18, Corporate Team and 5KM Fun Run.



The first non-training and corporate field event organised by HRDF is scheduled to begin from 5am onwards at the Putrajaya Water Sports Complex in Precinct 6 and the online registration can be made at www.hrdfhalfmarathon.com and www.myraceonline.com.



-- BERNAMA